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agent. >> plus, unwelcomed and unwanted. a four-pawed predator spotted in an unlikely place. rain and storms in the forecast for the next 24 hours. in parts of the bay area. i'll let you know where coming up in the microclimate forecast. plus, your commute. hey, these guys trying to hide behind me. single file across the golden gate bridge. we'll talk about that sneaky exit going on coming up. a very good wednesday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm sam brock. we start with new details on the deadly san francisco pier shooting. the gun used by the suspect was stolen by a federal agent. just not clear by whom. >> the suspected gunman pleaded not guilty to murder yesterday in court. today in the bay's stephanie chuang live in the newsroom. the question is how did the gun get into the suspect's hands?
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>> that's right, laura and sam. that remains unclear. law enforcement sources close to the investigation say that, yes, that gun was stolen from a federal agent's car. what is still unknown is whether the accused killer himself stole the gun. now, lopez sanchez had told multiple reporters that he found that gun wrapped in either a towel or a t-shirt near a bench. the mexican national who has been deported five times was released from san francisco county jail in april after charges of marijuana sales were dropped. in san francisco sanctuary law adopted in 1989 and made more stringent two years ago, meant immigration officials were not notified when he was released. it left politicians to prosecutors talking about sanctuary policies and how to treat undocumented immigrants. >> done by one individual no matter how terrible and tragic, doesn't represent a whole community. >> it's the confusion at the federal level that has allowed local communities to sort of be
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mischievous and in some eyes to be overly creative with these sanctuary city policies. >> lopez sanchez is accused of shooting 32-year-old kathryn steinle in the back as she walked pier 14 with her dad a week ago today. his public defender told the judge the shooting had a high probability of being accidental. prosecutors argue he willfully, unlawfully, and with malice shot and killed steinle. the judge granted half of the bail. lopez sanchez's next court date is july 22nd. they're working separately on the area of sanctuary city paulalpau policie policies. we will have more in 30 minutes. >> thank you very much. in the meantime, hillary clinton weighing in on the sanctuary city policy. she said san francisco officials made a mistake and they were wrong to release lopez sanchez
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from jail. she says they ignored strong evidence he should have been deported again. many republican leaders agree with clinton. >> he was released in general society to commit a murder. does that make any sense to you? it doesn't make any sense to the american public. >> that senator ron johnson from wisconsin aggressively questioning a representative from i.c.e. during a senate hearing on security. >> this started with donald trump weighing in, putting his two cents into the immigration debate. he's not getting very positive feedback. trump is second right now in several gop polls but his comment about mexican imgrpts are not sitting well with latinos, including some of those working on his new hotel in washington. he recently said immigrants are bringing drugs and crime into the u.s. a protest is planned for tomorrow at the hotel he's building. nine companies have already severed their relationship with
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trump. we'll continue to update this story across all of our digital platforms. go to nbcbayarea.com or download our free app. >> happening today, a judge will decide if there is enough evidence to try a teenager accused of stabbing a 9-year-old boy to death in his own bed in discovery bay. william schultz has pled not guilty. defense attorneys say mental illness played a role in the stabbing. while he could be eligible for the death penalty, the d.a. will not pursue this as a death case. >> a violent home burglary interresulted by a san mateo woman. now, more than a year later, the suspect heads to trial. this man was robbing a home in march of last year when a homeowner walked in. he was armed with a gun. officers say he tied her up and took her atm card. his surveillance photo generating more than third leads for police. the suspect faces several
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charges including robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping. >> two men held a 10-year-old girl at gunpoint as they robbed her family's san jose house. this happened at an apartment complex on ranchero way. the family said it started with a simple knock at the front door. then two men rushed inside with handguns. one of the suspects grabbed the girl around the neck and pointed the gun at her temple. the robbers demanded property and money, and the suspected forced the girl to force the family to cooperate. >> well, startling sight in san francisco. several people say they have seen a mountain lion walking the streets. one person even has a picture to prove it. >> we heard about this in the south bay. experts say they were skeptical about a mountain lion in the city until they saw this grainy image. >> bob redell live in san francisco. a lot of people want this big cat captured. i'm sure you're looking over
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your shoulder. >> laura and sam, yes. four sightings of this creature in over the past week in the san francisco area. what makes it so unusual is that this is taking place in an urban setting. look behind me, this is one of the locations around the south block, just a couple blocks away from st. mary's cathedral and back to the image you were talking about, that's a screen grab from a surveillance video that captured this guy walking down a sidewalk. also captured in the presidio and near lake merced. they think it's unlikely this big cat would go after anyone. there's a better chance it would just run away. >> most likely, it could have been a young adult male that was leaving its mother's range looking for a new range in which to live.
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>> we plotted the location of the four sightings on a map. the first two a week ago last night in the one presidio neighborhood. the next day, and then a couple days later near lake merced. we reported last night another possible sighting in daly city. the thought is that this creature is headed south back down the peninsula where sightings are more common. in may, law enforcement locked down a neighborhood in san mateo to tranquilize and capture a mountain lion. this image is from october with a big cat stood on someone's car in san jose. reporting live in san francisco, bob redell, today in the bay. >> thank you very much. wildfires could soon be treated like federal disasters. that is a proposal from house republicans goes through. that bill will be considered tomorrow and part of a broader attempt to target overgrown
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forest lands. it would allow federal agencies to tap into a disaster fund if they run out of money to fight fires. the obama administration says the house bill is a step forward but it still does not go far enough. state water leaders are trying to figure out how to meet the governor's drought regulations twiel stick making money. they're hosting a workshop today in hopes of figuring that out. they want californians to cut back on water use, but those cutbacks cost water districts money. the water board has asked some communities to cut back by as much as 36%. okay, drought buster? probably not. but a little bit of rain may be on the way for tonight. let's check in right now. >> and the best thing that comes along with that is there could be some lightning too, and it's already dry. so we'll be watching out for that. as you head out today, this is what you need to know. a mild and cloudy morning. sunrise coming up in about 45 minutes and clouds later today, and some high terrain storms.
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we're tracking the possibility of storms across the sierra and areas of lightning tonight in the bay and a little bit of rain in a few spots. san jose today reaches 77 degrees. and 76 degrees in redwood city. mission district, 67 degrees. 78 degrees in santa rosa. notice the icon there showing some rain and lightning. you may get a little bit of some measurable rain tonight and into the day tomorrow. walnut creek reaching 80 degrees and pleasanton topping out at 80 degrees. overall, a fairly quiet day until tonight when we start to track some of the showers and storms moving in. i'll detail that and we'll check out the weekend coming up in a few minutes. right now, i'll send it to mike for traffic. >> i have a warning for folks heading across the golden gate bridge. overnight road crews have it down to one lane. your far right lane southbound coming into san francisco. this is not the project. but we're looking at the center
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divide that has not been moved for the morning commute. we're look at the map and see no problem for the speed sensors. a little slowing southbound as a result of one lane open. we'll track that, but it's scheduled to be clear by now. the rest of the bay moving smoothly behind me. your typical slight build there. in the south bay, no issues. northbound is your commute issue, and then the overnight road crew has reopened the lanes, but one truck in the central divide. >> one area you're watching out for is the golden gate bridge. now we have an update there. drivers should be prepared for delays in san francisco as crews are preparing to close doyle drive, the access road to the golden gate bridge. it's going to be closed in both directions at 10:00 p.m. tomorrow so the crews can work on the new presidio parkway. it's going to reopen to the public at 5:00 monday morning. drivers are encouraged to take
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the bay bridge. >> the university of california comes up with a new transfer system. plus, scott, big trouble in little china. >> getting so used to talking about greece. now we have to talk about china. you wish your dog could fight off fleas and ticks. but since he can't... you rely on frontline plus. because frontline plus unleashes a deadly killing force to kill fleas and ticks, plus flea eggs and larvae, preventing a new infestation. its protection lasts a full 30 days. no wonder frontline plus is the #1 choice of vets for their pets and yours. after all, your dog is a lover not a fighter. frontline plus. the vet's #1 choice.
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is now in the hands of the south carolina house of representatives. the fate of the confederate
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flag is now in the hands of the south carolina house of representatives. the house had its first reading yesterday after the senate overwhelmingly voted to remove the flag from the grounds of the state house. debate over the measure continues in the house today for two more readings. right now, lawmakers are on track for a final vote on the issue tomorrow. the bush era no child left behind education law, you remember that one. will be up for debate on capitol hill today. they're thinking about tinkering with it. the senate is working toward a bipartisan measure to rewrite the law that would shift much of the oversight of schools down to the states and local districts. the white house wants changes specifically a cap on the amount of time spent on standardized testing which is a key part of the law. >> it's time for launching a bold new effort to streamline what has been the tangled process of transferring from a community college. if you have ever transferred from an in-state community college, you know how confusing it can be and how some courses
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won't transfer. all that is supposed to end. each campus will now require the same classes for the most popular majors and each school will operate under a more consistent and simple system. >> this has nothing to do with the crisis in greece at all, but chinese stock markets right now fell apart again overnight. hong kong's main index dropped 5%. >> these are not markets americans really know a lot about. >> that's right, laura. in the next hour, we'll do a deeper dive into what's gone wrong. for now, if you need to go out the door, note three things. one, the chinese stock markets are in a free fall. two, it's mostly their fault. this is not some kind of global contagion. three, the chinese government is making major moves to stanch the bleeding. a weird combination of capitalism and communism. you mentioned greece, over in europe, the prime minister of greece, the new finance minister met with european leaders.
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germany was waiting for greece to propose a new solution. greece didn't bring a new solution. it got awkward. they kind of stared at each other. i thought you brought a bailout plan, no, i thought you were bringing the bailout plan. so with that in mind, let's turn to landon live at the cnbc headquarters for a check of the american market. >> good morning. we could see red arrows on wall street today. futures are lower this morning. investors may react to the big selloff in asia sending stocks to four-month lows. the government imposing emergency measures to stem the losses. it has dropped 30% in the past month, spacking fears about the health of the world's second largest economy. u.s. stocks having a huge comeback on tuesday after being down 218 points, the dow closing up 93 to 17776. scott, back over to you. >> thank you. san francisco house prices
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are out of control, and the bravo cable channel has taken notice. million dollar listing san francisco premieres tonight on bravo. guys, they say the show follows the lives of three ambitious hot to trot real estate agents as they try to outsell each other in a couple markets filled with young tech millionaires. so that's a show i won't be watching. >> i love that show. >> do you? >> a lot of people have those shows, they don't want to admit it publicly they watch. bravo and specifically million dollar listing i can't get enough of. >> i think we own bravo, but the one where you have to choose one of three houses, i like that one. >> we're going to prod you for more information the next time you come up here about your dirty show pleasures. >> house hunters. there you go. >> you have time to watch tv? >> three kids will make it tough. >> i'm just on for a little part of the day. >> thank you, scott.
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5:17. fierce opposition from religious groups stalled california's right to die bill. the authors of the bill did not present it to the senate committee as scheduled, pulled it back because they were told it didn't have enough votes to advance. it delay means the bill cannot pass out of committee this year. the bill would have allowed terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of a physician. >> two major tobacco bills will be looked at today. one is aimed at curbing youth smoking by regulating e cigarettes and the other is changing the legal smoking age to 21. votes passed in the senate last month but face tough obstacles. tobacco companies are putting up a tough fight. >> one bay area city became the first one in california to hike the age limit to buy tobacco products. you must be 21 to smoke cigarettes in healdsburg. other cities might not be far behind. three quarters of adults agree states should raise the minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 years
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old. >> 5:18. heroin is raging in popularity and the number of lives it's taking. new numbers from the cdc and fda shows heroin-related deaths have nearly quadruples in the last decade from 2002 to 2013, heroin use spiked 63%. twice as many women are now using heroin, and the numbers seem to show it doesn't discriminate. heroin today has turned into a disease that is really out of control. >> we're seeing heroin affecting people in urban and rural areas, white, black, and hispanic. low, middle, and high income. we're seeing heroin defusing throughout society. >> the new report also shows people who become addicted to pain killers are 40 times more likely to ultimately become addicted to heroin. experts are calling for expanded access to drug treatment facilities. medical news now, the biggest advance against heart failure in more than a decade.
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the fda has approved a new drug that's from nuvarts's drug company, and the excitement has been growing since a large clinical study found the drug reduced the risk of heart failure more than any medication on the market. the trial shows a 20% reduction in the risk of death from cardiovasural causes or hospitalization from heart failure. >> great to hear. >> our meteorologist joins us with a look at the midweek forecast. >> i'm excited we have a chance of rain in the forecast and hopefully we'll be able to get measurable rain in the next 24 hours across the bay area. right now, though, really dry. c we see some low clouds as you head out the door. a live look at san jose. we see things are flowing smoothie and looking good for the start of the day. not a lot of low clouds here, but we're seeing them in the city, and the seven-day forecast now coming up at the bottom of the screen, you'll want to come over and take a look at that.
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we do also have the low clouds that will be with us a little longer today than yesterday as we zoom in to take a look at san francisco, the darker shades of gray show where we do have the low clouds and fog, and even at noon, we see those clouds in parts of the city and all along the bay area, along the coastal areas, and then quickly moves back in by 5:00, so it doesn't look like especially for the coast, we'll see a lot of clearing. i think we'll get a mixture of sun and clouds at at&t park, long enough for the giants to face off with the mets. 62 degrees at the start of the game. by the fifth inning, 65 degrees. much more comfortable with those midday games. and a slight chance of rain begins later on this evening for parts of the peninsula and the south bay. a few more showers may start the day tomorrow. want to keep the umbrella somewhere close by so the plants close by just in case you get under one of those showers that moves through quickly and clears out in time for the weekend.
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trace amounts of rain all across the bay area. maybe .03 inch, the better chance will be for the north bay and sierra. that's where we could also see some lightning, so keep that in mind during the overnight hours, or if you're traveling to the east, you may have heavy rainfall and lightning in the forecast. let's get a look at how the roads are flowing. >> a lot better against the golden gate bridge. i'm chuckling because i saw a pickup truck driving in reverse probably the fastest i have seen while picking up cones, clearing the southbound lanes across the bridge, and now we'll see that middle divider move over for the morning commute. we're catching up a little lost time at the golden gate bridge. at the bay bridge, we're starting to lose time. for the cash lanes, the fast track still the fastest way in towards san francisco from oakland. as we look at the map, we remind you about the midday game. midday traffic getting in from oakland to san francisco, but right now, no major issues. again, the golden gate bridge congestion should clear up southbound. the south bay looking good, same for the peninsula and across the
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bay. just a little build for 580 westbound, and that's standard. >> thank you. if you have ever lost an animal, you know how harrowing that can be. people often go to desperate measures. have you ever thought what the pets are going through to find their owner snz next, we have a dog named georgia who defied all odds to get back home.
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story - seems simple. how about some good news? this story seems simple. it's about a woman and her dog. the dog that got lost, and then was found, but it's what happened in between that makes this story amazing. chris andersen and her dog georgia were hiking in san diego last week when georgia ran off. anderson spent days searching but couldn't find georgia anywhere. she returned to her home in carlsbad this weekend, but monday morning at her home, 35 miles away from the hiking
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trail, anderson herd her dog's doggy door open and close. >> i woke up. i thought, am i dreaming? wait, i really didn't know. and she jumped on my bed. >> you get goosebumps from that. georgea somehow found her way back home. she was tired, got a bone, and she was all good to go. >> no kidding. people love to say it's easier to get hit by lightning than it is to hit the powerball jackpot. it's going to be really hard to hit the jackpot now. the new york gaming commission that oversees the multistate lottery are going to add more numbers to choose from. simple math means it will be even harder to hit the jackpot. don't they have enough numbers already? commission says it had to make the change because so many states are now playing powerball. creating unsustainable jackpots. the new odds of hitting the jackpot, one in more than 292 million. the changes will take effect in
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october. theater etiquette hits a new low, as you can see in this video. a person watching a play climbed onstage to charge his cell phone. it happened right before the curtain went up for the show "hand to god" in new york last week. crew members pulled him offstage. even more humiliating, the outlet he was trying to plug into was just a prop. the crowd then booed the bad theater goer. >> donald trump has been out pm spoken about illegal immigration, moving to politics. even commenting on the recent shooting on pier 14. today, another presidential hopeful is weighing in. which democratic candidate said the city of san francisco made a mistake?
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francisco. why a slew of sightings is raising some concern. >> we'll have a chance of rain this evening and also lightning across the bay. which raises the concerns of wildfires. i'll have details on that coming up in the microclimate forecast. plus, we're looking at the backup forming at the bay bridge. a slowdown that has cleared from the golden gate. and a crash sounds like a truck is on its side in fremont. a good wednesday morning. thong for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. new details on the weapon allegedly used in the deadly san francisco pier shooting. sources tell nbc bay area the gun was stolen from a federal agent's car. >> stephanie joins us live from our san francisco newsroom. the question now is how did he get his hands on the gun? what are the details behind how he acquired it? >> that's right. that's what investigators are still trying to figure out.
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did he steal the gun himself inwhile the accused killer has told reporters he found that gun wrapped in a t-shirt or a towel near a bench. juan francisco lopez sanchez was in court yesterday. he pleaded not guilty to the murder charge. he is accused of shooting 32-year-old kathryn steinle in the back as she walked pier 14 with her father last wednesday night. his public defender told a judge yesterday the shooting had a high probability of being accidental as the case unfolds, san francisco's sanctuary city policy is also under fire. it kept the sheriff's department from notifying immigration officials when it released lopez sanchez in april. jeff stone, a republican representing riverside, is now working on new legislation that would aim to weaken sanctuary city laws. >> you have someone that is an illegal immigrant that has felonies that you're going to be required by law to hold them for 48 hours and alert the federal government, namely i.c.e., you have custody of this individual. >> one incident that's done by
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one individual, no matter how terrible and tragic, doesn't represent a whole community. >> the mexican national who has been deported five times and who has been convicted of multiple felonies was released from jail in april after charges of marijuana sales were dropped. the law adopted in 1989 was made more stringent two years ago saying there would be no cooperation with immigration officials with one exception, if they were on a violent felony and had been convicted of a violent felony in the last seven years. it doesn't appear lopez sanchez would have qualified for that. plenty of legal experts have said sanctuary city policies are completely lawful, and san francisco is not alone in how it handles this. we'll have more in 30 minutes on that. live in san francisco, stephanie chuang, today in the bay. >> presidential candidate hillary clinton now weighing in on the sanctuary city policy. she says san francisco officials, quote, made a
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mistake, and that they were wrong to release sanchez from jail. she said they ignored, quote, strong evidence that he should have been deported again. many republican leaders are taking clinton's side. >> released in general society to create a murder or to create a murder. i mean, does that make any sense to you? i'll tell you, it doesn't make any sense to the american public. >> that was senator ron johnson from wisconsin aggressively questioning a representative from i.c.e. during a snalt hearing on border security yesterday. meantime, donald trump has had plenty to say about undocumented immigrants, even commenting on the pier 14 shooting. as tracie potts reports, the controversial comments are worrying some within trump's own party. a live report in ten minutes. >> contra costa county supervisors are one step closer to a pay raise, and they have each other to thank for it. contra costa times reports supervisors last night tentatively approved a plan to
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boost their own base salary to $116,000 over the next three years. that's lower than one they floated last year. they asked them to raise it to $129,000, which sparked outrage from voters. >> testimony continuing in the trial of a former high school security guard caught on surveillance video hitting a student in a wheelchair. this video shows marshall mitchell slapping and knocking 17-year-old francisco martinez out of his wheelchair at oakland high school. mitchell facing child abuse charges. meantime now to a story you're only going to see on nbc, they came for a wedding and instead they gathered to say good-bye to their son, hit and killed by a drunk driver. 39-year-old greg ihm was walking on market street near third in san francisco last wednesday night. that's when police say 26-year-old sean mcginnis lost control of his motorcycle and slammed into ihm and another pedestrian. police say he was under the
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influence of drugs and alcohol and the collision happened as relatives were traveling to the bay area for his sister's wedding. >> never hear hi, mom, it's greg, again, and it hurts so much. >> police are urging the district attorney right now to charge the driver with a long list of felony charges. >> very sad time for that family. 5:35. we're learning more this morning about a deadly plane crash in alaska that killed nine people last month. the ntsb released their preliminary report saying the crash happened during reduced visibility, but it was still safe to fly. true cause remains a history. the plane crashed on a steep cliff killing the pilot and eight passengers. >> perplexing people in san francisco, on high alert, why? because a mountain lion has been spotted walking the streets. >> there have been several sightings of the mountain lion in the past week alone. bob redell live in san francisco, finding and capturing the big cat is on the mind of a lot of people.
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>> laura and sam, we're here on the 1,000 block just down the street from cathedral hill. this is where somebody spotted this mountain lion last week. you can see it's a very urban setting, and here he is again in the seacliff neighborhood about fourory five miles from where we are at, captured on a surveillance camera walking down the sidewalk. i say he because the president of puma project says she believes it's a male mountain lion who left its mother for the first time looking for its own range to roam. clearly out of his element. >> the mountain lion seen on the video is probably going to run the other direction, probably quite scared, being in that setting. so i think that the chances are very slim that the lion would actually approach any person. >> if you're curious where this mountain lion has been spotted in san francisco, you look on your tv skrecreen, we plotted t
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location of the four sightings. the first two a week ago last night in the western presidio and sea cliff, and then the next day on goff, and a couple days later near lake merced. the thought is it's heading south down the peninsula where sightings are more common. you might recall in may, law enforcement locked down a neighborhood in san mateo in order to tranquilize and capture a mountain lion. this image right here, you should see the mountain lion on top of a car. we remember that, from october of last year in san jose. reporting live here in san francisco, bob redell, today in the bay. >> i still can't believe that shot of the mountain lion on top of the car. can you imagine walking out and seeing that? >> people living in the areas of the pinls peering outside of their home to make sure there's nothing lurking in the shadows. >> maybe they're looking for water. we could all use that. >> yes, we actually may be getting some tonight into tomorrow. and some lightning to go with it. >> yeah, that's the bad thing about getting some of the storms moving in. but hopefully we'll be able to
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get enough rain out of that to at least make things damp before we head into a dry weekend. right now as you walk out the door, about 61 degrees. we're seeing that all across the bay with the low clouds. this afternoon, it will be so comfortable with highs only making it into the 60s and 70s. and in the east bay, 74 degrees, while the tri-valley reaches 82 degrees. there will also be a chance of a shower or thunderstorm, too, later on this evening, and then into the day tomorrow. you're heading out to the giants game, we will get a slow clearing of the clouds, a mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day, and 62 degrees at first pitch. at the end of the game, 63 degrees. overall, not a bad day to hang out at at&t park, and into the weekend, we'll get sunshine returning. i'll detail that and talk more about the rain chance and lightning coming up a little later. right now, let's check in with mike who is tracking problems on the roadways. >> that's right, fremont, we start there. also, just got word of an issue
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at the bay bridge. we'll stick with the order here. we're looking at the big look at the bay, pretty smooth drive. we're zooming in to the stevenson boulevard. sounds like the on ramp is affected by an overturned big rig. sounds like the fire crew has just arrived. often the first to be there. we have salittle slower for west 580. no big surprises there. we're going to zoom to the bay bridge. a live look at the bay bridge camera. the toll plaza, we may see the metering lights slow a bit because i got word on an overturned van in the tunnel at treasure island. that's the initial report. we'll track that. the north bay moving smoothly. just a slight build. >> thanks so much. he stands by what he says. presidential hopeful donald trump has been steadfast and unapologetic about his views on illegal immigration. will it get into his way in the run for the white house? he says no, but his party is worried. plus, at the airport --
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who sacrificed and served in later today, millions of americans who sacrificed and served in the vietnam war will be honored at our nation's capital. house lawmakers on both sides will hold a 50th anniversary ceremony for those who fath in one of the longest and most controversial conflicts in u.s. history. nearly 3 million americans served in vietnam. more than 58,000 of them died during that war. 5:42, new details now on the shooting at pier 14 in san francisco that killed a bay area woman and called into question san francisco's sanctuary city status. we now know the gun used in the shooting was stolen from a federal agent's car. meantime, this story has gotten attention from coast to coast, and presidential hopefuls are weighing in on this attack. donald trump, you know, has been an outspoken critic about this
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country's immigration policies and even pointed to the shooting along the embarcadero has evidence. now trump's comments may be getting him in some trouble. tracie potts is live in washington this morning. trump doesn't seem worried, but his party certainly does. >> yeah, the republican party is worried about this, laura, thinking he may alienate them from the very voters that they're trying to go after for 2016, latinos. the pga is moving october's grand slam from donald trump's posh l.a. golf course. trump says he'll just keep their deposit and rerent the green. i get two fees instead of one, he says in a statement. on media coverage of the nine companies who dropped him so far, trump replies, give me a break. he's now second in several republican presidential polls. but trump's comments about mexican immigrants --
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>> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> aren't sitting well with some immigrants working on his new hotel in washington. all the people i know are workers, not rapists, this man says. >> me, it's not going to affect me. here i am, i'm working. i'm -- i'm grateful to be here. >> hillary clinton tells cnn -- >> i feel very bad and very disappointed with him and with the republican party for not responding immediately and saying enough. stop it. >> she argues the problem is some republicans agree with trump on immigration. >> maybe when it comes to citizenship, but not the comments he's made and the extent to which he's made them. jeb bush, for example, called them extraordinarily ugly. >> thank you very much, tracie potts. we'll continue to follow that, and we update the story across
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all of our digital platforms. for the latest anytime, head to nbcbayarea.com or download our free app. >> the search it on for two people presumed dead after a fiery crash of a fighting jet. it happened near charleston, south carolina, yesterday. the jet strikes the side of the cessna, causing a massive fireball. the pilot of the f-16 was on a training mission and ejected safely. investigators right now are still looking for the bodies of the two people onboard the cessna. the cause is under investigation. new this morning, a new move by the u.s. military is raising serious questions about our country's ability to fight wars. the u.s. army is preparing to cut 40,000 soldiers from its ranks in the next two years. according to "usa today" sold r soldiers will be cut at home and abroad in anert to save many. an additional 17,000 civilians working for the army will also
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be laid off. this coming one day after president obama said the u.s.-led coalition fighting isis would step up its campaign in syria. >> some wildfires could soon be treated like federal disasters if a proposal from house republicans goes through. the bill will be considered tomorrow and it's part of a broader attempt to target overgrown forest lands. it would allow federal agencies to tap into a fund if they run out of money to fight fires. the obama administration says the bill is a step forward but it doesn't go far enough. >> we are bracing for the wildfire season. any sight of water would help. >> we have a little bit in the forecast, but we also have lightning, too, that may spark the skies as we go into tonight. we'll be watching for the possibility of some thunderstorms moving into the bay area. right now, as you walk out the door, this is what you need to know. check out the gorgeous view. you see those low clouds as we
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get a view from the north bay. the seven-day forecast coming up at the bottom of the screen. a lot to take in because we have changes on the way. it will be a mild and cloudy morning, and sunrise happening right about, let's say, eight minutes, and a mixture of sun and clouds later today. high terrain storms meaning into the sierra. we could have those lightning strikes coming down. also areas of lightning for the bay area, too, with sunset at 8:31. now, temperatures are in the upper 50s to lower 60s. livermore now at 63 degrees. and what you'll notice today, different from yesterday, it will take longer for the low clouds to clear out, especially in san francisco. you can see the clouds still hanging on across the golden gate bridge and into the san francisco bay. and then it rolls back in fairly quickly, so it may not be a lot of time that you get sunshine in the city and also for parts, other parts of the bay area. we have a stronger onshore flow, so it will be a little more
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breezy today. here we are at noon, winds coming in at about 15 miles per hour, picking up to 20 miles per hour, and that makes it feel cooler. with that possibility of rain moving into the forecast for tonight. and .03 inch will be possible in san jose, the normal amount in the entire month of july. hoping we'll get that tonight. let's check in with mike for traffic. >> a big issue for the bay bridge. situation details changing in the last couple seconds. the detail now from chp is in treasure island tunnel we have the left two lanes blocked by the on ramp. two lanes blocked in the tunnel. look at it slammed all the way across from the incline up toward the treasure island san francisco side clear because of the lighter traffic that's led up to the jam here. this is a major delay for the bay bridge right now. we don't know how long it's going to take to remove what sounds like a van on its side. this is a jam forming here, and we'll see the repercussion for
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the maze. b.a.r.t. is a great option because there are no delays or the san mateo bridge. those are suggestions. the rest of the commute moves smoothly. slow north of 680 standard. back to you. >> let's get a look at the stories we're working on for 6:00. >> on the ground or so it seems this morning. in san francisco, a recent stream of big cat sightings leading to big concerns there. >> a bay area teen accused in a cold blooded killing of a young boy is back in court. the looming decision. and it was supposed to be a joyous celebration for one family. how a suspected drink driver turned everything into sheer heartache in a matter of seconds. new this morning, violence in college park, maryland, where folks are shaken up on campus. three people have died, another injured after a gunman opened fire near the university of maryland overnight. university police say two
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suspects got out of two separate vans and started shooting into a crowd. a woman and two men were killed. so far, detectives are not naming suspects or possible motives but the university is warning students to use caution in that area. fireworks were not the most memorable part of one new mexico sheriff deputy's fourth of july patrol. a naked man drove away in his cruiser. >> sir, sir! hey, get out of there! hey! >> you see the car going away there, and there's the naked man. deputies were responding to reports of that guy walking right down the highway, wearing nothing but his birthday suit. the man was acting very erratically and claimed he had been poisoned. in one deputy's body camera video, you can see the man run around a patrol car, jump in and take off. another deputy was able to catch him and make an arrest. >> it's 5:50. there is new backlash against comedian bill cosby. this time, the removal of a statue to honor the comedian.
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they removed it from disney's hollywood studios in orlando, florida. it was a part of a tribute to the golden age of television. in a 2005 deposition released monday, cosby admitted he bought quaaludes with the intention of giving them to women he wanted to sleep with. okay, right now, being called the biggest advance against heart failure in more than a decade. what we're describing right now is the fda has just approved a new drug from novartis. excitement has been growing since a large clinical study showed the drug reduced the risk of heart failure more than any other medication on the market. that trial showed a 20% reduction in the risk of death from cardiovasural causes or hospitalization from heart fail. . >> the state of the confederate flag is in the hands of the south carolina house. they voted to remove the flag from the grounds of the state house. debate over the measure continues in the house today for two more readings. proith now, lawmakers are on
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track for a final vote on the issue tomorrow. >> an old law that could become a gnaw one. the bush era no child left behind education law is up for debate on capitol hill today. they want to tinker with it. the senate is working towards a bipartisan measure that will essentially rewrite the 2002 law, shifting much of the federal oversight of schools down to the states and local districts. the white house wants changes as well, specifically a cap on the amount of time spent on standardized testing which is a key component of the law. >> the uc system launching a bold new effort to streamline what has been a tangled process of transferring from a community college. if you have ever transferred from an in-state junior college, you probably know how confusing it can be and some courses won't transfer. now, all that is supposed to end. each campus will require the same classes for the most popular majors and each school will operate under a more consistent and simple system. >> okay, it's been tough sledding for ellen pao and
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reddit, which has been falling apart. users are rebelling, shutting down sections of the site. >> it had problems really before that. >> and ellen pao, the ceo of the company has not done a good job communicating with its users in the past. the popular bull tt board system is used by millions. if you're not familiar with it, it's filled with interesting things you're going to find on facebook three weeks from now, where the cool kids hang out. they have been looking for somewhere else to hang out. one alternative is a website called boat. so many users have tried to defect to boat, it has knocked it off. everything that could go wrong has gone withdrawn this morning. a new app will allow you to order foot from sfo before you get to sfo, the idea being you can skip the lines and grab your breakfast or whatnot, walk onto the plane. it's called air grub, coming
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from former cisco executives. you logon, you see what restaurants are available in your terminal. you'll always find me in terminal 2, order what you want and it will be waiting for you. not on your flight. that would be super cool, but it will be there at the head of the line and you can snatch it and take it and go. i think there is a certain etiquette of what food you should bring on an airplane. >> you're so right. >> not grilled onions. >> chinese food, a little fragrant. just want to say that. >> something plain. >> what if you politely ask, hey, do you mind if i open up this varaeery aromatic? >> do you mind sitting over there? >> thank you very much. who says pirates can't be helpful? they were last night, pitching in when the weather started to get wild. >> have you seen this? during a rain delay in the pittsburgh pirates game, nature didn't cooperate.
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it tauzed a member of the ground crew there. the pirates players jumped in to save the day. luckily, no one was hurt. the pirates won the game as well. look at that. parachutes. >> that's what it reminded me of, maybe a bouncy castle, flowing up and down. >> windy conditions clearly in pittsburgh. how about what it looks like in the bay area. >> a day game for the giants today. >> we do, and it will be breezy out there, but nothing like that. at least we'll get a little bit of sunshine in time for first pitch. it will be 62 degrees. 65 degrees in the fifth inning, and at the end of the day, a nice, comfortable 63 degrees. overall, a great day to spend out at at&t park. we're hoping for a win today, giants, and into the next few days we'll see more clearing and a nice weekend ahead. how are the roads? >> not a win for the bay bridge. look at this. this camera is actually live. we see this, eastbound direction, moving. it's westbound that is slammed, almost stopped, heading to
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treasure island and the treasure island tunnel. chp reports an overturned vehicle inside the tunnel. they say it should be about a half hour, 45 minutes to clear. relatively clear, but not for the bay bridge. use b.a.r.t., no delays there. use the san mateo bridge getting across the bay. the rest of the commute looks relatively smooth. we're watching the closure for the setevenson on ramp. the southbound side is clear of incidents. back to you. >> all right, thank you very much, mike. how about good news now? this story seems simple about a woman and her dog. the dog got lost then was found, but it's what happened in between that makes this story amazing. chris andersen and her dog georgia were hiking at a canyon reserve in san diego last week when georgia, who you saw dozing right there, ran off. anderson spent days searching but could not find georgia anywhere. she returned to her home in carlsbad this weekend. but monday morning, at her home,
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35 miles away from that hiking trail, anderson heard her home's doggy door open and close. >> i woke up. i thought, am i dreaming? wait, i really did, i didn't know. and she jumped on my bed. >> made it back 35 miles. georgia somehow found her way back home. she was a little tired, her paws were sore, but she was okay. thousands of tech workers hoping they still have a job at the end of the day. major cuts coming to microsoft as early as today, and the cuts could be the result of a recent billion dollar deal. stream video from your phone to the tv with the nbc bay area news app.
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right now at 6:00, a new twist in the deadly shooting along the embarcadero. the gun used belonged to a federal agent. >> more cuts for microsoft. the major announcement expected as early as this morning. >> on the prowl, a mountain lion spotted in an unusual place. >> our view from atop mt.
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hamilton, the low clouds settling in that may take longer to clear out today. more on that and rain coming up in inmicroclimate forecast. >> plus, treasure island is the problem. a backup at the bay bridge. all of the lanes are full, but the lanes across the bridge in treasure island are blocked by an overturned vehicle. also tracking an overturned truck in fremont coming up. good wednesday morning. thank you very much for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. more details on a deadly shooting capturing the attention of an entire nation. the gun used to kill kate steinle was stolen from a federal agent. stephanie is live in the newsroom. steph, though the suspect admitted to the crime, he pleaded not guilty in court. >> that's right, laura. juan francisco lopez sanchez told reporters he found thin

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